Showing posts with label Bernard Tomic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bernard Tomic. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Video: Fritz, Tomic Take Jet Skis For A Spin Off Los Cabos 2018

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Taylor Fritz and Bernard Tomic hit the water on jet skis to explore The Arch off the coast of Los Cabos ahead of their Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Mifel presentado por Cinemex campaigns.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Video: Fritz & Tomic Tackle The Water In Los Cabos 2018

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Video: Fritz & Tomic Tackle The Water In Los Cabos 2018

Watch as #NextGenATP American Taylor Fritz and Aussie Bernard Tomic enjoy various activities including jet-skiing and wake-surfing in the water of Los Cabos ahead of the Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Mifel presentado por Cinemex.




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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Tomic sets-up Roland Garros clash with Kyrgios

Tomic sets-up Roland Garros clash with Kyrgios
Tomic sets-up Roland Garros clash with Kyrgios

Bernard Tomic came through qualifying at the French Open on Friday to set up a first round clash with Australian compatriot, and fellow troubled soul, Nick Kyrgios.

Tomic, like Kyrgios a former Wimbledon quarter-finalist, arrived in Paris having played just once on the main tour all year and seeing his world ranking slip to a demoralising 243.

But he booked a place in the main Roland Garros draw for the eighth successive season without dropping a set and will tackle childhood friend Kyrgios in the first round.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tomic's return to court ends early in France

Tomic's return to court ends early in France
Tomic's return to court ends early in France

Bernard Tomic's bid to kick-start his career after slipping to 181st in the world hit a speed bump on Tuesday when the 25-year-old Australian was knocked out in the first round of a second-tier tournament in France.

Tomic, once touted as a top-10 player, was beaten 6-2 2-6 6-4 by France's Antonie Hoang at the tournament in Lille.

It was his first outing since losing in the third round of qualifying for the Australian Open in Melbourne in January, a defeat that then saw him snap at reporters.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tomic 'highly doubtful' to return to Davis Cup

Tomic 'highly doubtful' to return to Davis Cup

Lleyton Hewitt, Australian Davis Cup captain, said Tuesday it is "highly doubtful" Bernard Tomic would play for Australia again, after the troubled tennis star this week declared the team could not win the event without him.

Speaking ahead of their World Group first round tie against Germany in Brisbane at the weekend, Hewitt said Australia was in good stead with its current team -- including Nick Kyrgios, Jordan Thompson and up-and-comer Alex De Minaur -- without Tomic.

"It's highly doubtful," Hewitt send when asked about the chance of a Tomic return. "With the team comaraderie we have at the moment, it is as good as I've been a part of in a long time."

Thursday, January 4, 2018

No wildcard for Tomic at Australian Open

No wildcard for Tomic at Australian Open

Bernard Tomic is set to sit out the Australian Open after Tennis Australia (TA) decided not to award him a wildcard to the main draw, the organizers said on Thursday.

TA boss and Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley also confirmed the 25-year-old Queenslander had rejected a chance to compete in next week's qualifying event at Melbourne Park.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Tomic offered 'wellbeing' support

Tomic offered 'wellbeing' support

Troubled Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has been offered "health and wellbeing" support as his career hits the rails.

Once mooted as a rising star, his ranking has plunged to 145 in the world during a forgettable season in which he admitted he was "bored" and not always giving 100 percent.

He is now reliant on being handed a wildcard for his home Grand Slam, the Australian Open, in January, with the troubled star widely seen as at a crossroads.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Video: Bernard Tomic ATP Player Profile 2017

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Video: Bernard Tomic ATP Player Profile 2017

Bernard Tomic discusses how he stays distracted off the court and why commitment is the key to finding a perfect coach in this ATP Player Profile .

Friday, September 15, 2017

Don't lump me in with Tomic, says Kyrgios

Don't lump me in with Tomic, says Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios has ripped apart the veneer of friendship between he and fellow Australian Bernard Tomic, saying his erstwhile Davis Cup team mate has "lost his way" and "doesn't make sense".

Kyrgios will lead Australia's charge at the Davis Cup semi-final against Belgium which starts later on Friday in Brussels but Tomic has been omitted after missing a string of tournaments that have seen his ranking plummet to 146.

The duo have described each other as friends and allies in the past, and occasionally defended each other against accusations of brattish behavior on and off the court.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tomic to play US Open

Tomic to play U.S. Open

Bernard Tomic is set to return to tennis at the U.S. Open, ending an extended absence from the game that has seen the Australian's world ranking plummet to 146, local media reported.

Tomic has not played since Wimbledon where he caused an uproar by declaring himself "bored" with the game after a listless first round defeat to Mischa Zverev.

He sparked further condemnation last month when he told Australian television that he was only in tennis for the money and had won plenty of it even without trying hard.
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Tomic's manager told Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper that he would play in the grand slam at Flushing Meadows and had also entered tournaments in each of the last six weeks of the ATP season.

"He is playing the U.S. Open," Tomic's manager Matthew Fawcett said.

"Following that he is planning to play Chengdu, Tokyo, Shanghai, Antwerp or Stockholm or Moscow, Vienna and Paris."

Tomic has withdrawn from his last four tournaments, pushing his ranking to depths that will require him to battle on lower-tier tours or beg for wildcards from tournament organizers next year.

His top 30 world ranking at the end of last year guarantees him slots at the ATP 500 tournaments in Tokyo and Vienna but he will need to boost his ranking to qualify for the ATP 1000 Masters series events in Shanghai and Paris in October.

Pundits see little chance of Tomic having the required fitness to win best-of-five set matches at the U.S. Open and his childhood coach Neil Guiney told local media last week that he feared Tomic's career was finished.

Tennis Australia's high performance chief Wally Masur said last month he was worried the long-time Davis Cup player was "burnt out."

Tomic was ranked 17th in the world heading into the Australian Open last year but has not surpassed a quarter-final on the tour this season and mostly crashed out in the first or second rounds of tournaments.

Reports of his party lifestyle in his Miami base abound in Australian media.

"Bernard is getting to that point where reality is really going to hit him," Australia's doubles great Todd Woodbridge told The Australian newspaper last week.

"He will find out pretty quickly whether he enjoys playing, whether he wants to play and whether tennis can give him a lifestyle he enjoys.

"Otherwise, it won’t be long before he discovers that what he has been doing is a wonderful opportunity that has gone begging."



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Monday, July 24, 2017

Tomic says he has no love for the game

Tomic says he has no love for the game

Bernard Tomic admits he has no love for a game that has earned him millions, saying it is just a job and he feels "trapped".

In an interview, Tomic told his fans to stay at home rather than paying to watch him play if they were opposed to his polarising on-court antics.

"Don't come," Tomic said late Sunday. "Just watch on TV, you don't have to pay anything."

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tomic loses HEAD sponsorship deal

Tomic loses HEAD sponsorship deal

Bernard Tomic received a $15,000 fine because of what he said after his first round loss at Wimbledon.

Now he also lost his sponsorship deal with Head.

“We all work for money. At 34, maybe I can donate to charity,” Tomic said in his post-match interview. “If you ask Roger Federer if he’ll do it, I’ll do it.'”

Tomic fined $15K for Wimbledon news conference

Tomic fined $15K for Wimbledon news conference

Bernard Tomic was fined $15,000 at Wimbledon for what he said during the news conference.

The fine amounts to a third of Tomic's prize money: First-round losers this year earn 35,000 pounds (about $45,000).

The penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct was announced Thursday, two days after Tomic spoke about feeling "a little bit bored out there" during his match.

Tomic also said he "just couldn't find any motivation" to compete and acknowledged that when he called for a medical timeout, he was trying to "break a bit of momentum."

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Bored Tomic loses at Wimbledon 2017

Bored Tomic loses at Wimbledon 2017

Bernard Tomic was defeated 6-3 6-4 6-3 by Mischa Zverev at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Tomic, who was ranked as high as 17, admitted he was "bored" during his first-round lost.

"It was definitely a mental issue out there. Wasn't mentally and physically there to perform. I don't know why, but, you know, I felt a little bit bored out there to be completely honest with you," he said.
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"I tried at the end and stuff, he managed to win that set 6-3 or 6-4, but it was too late."

Tomic entered into a bizarre exchange with a reporter after being asked whether he would consider handing back his prize money.

"Which money?" he said. "Well, if you ask (Roger) Federer to give back $500 million, would he do that or not?"

Reminded that he had said he was bored, Tomic continued: "We all work for money. At 34, maybe I can donate to charity. If you ask Roger if he'll do it, I'll do it."

It is not the first time Tomic's attitude has been called into question. In 2012 he was suspended from Australia's Davis Cup team with Tennis Australia citing his poor attitude.

In 2014 he was booed on Rod Laver Arena after quitting with an injury against Rafa Nadal at the Australian Open.

His off-court behavior has also landed him in trouble - in 2015 he was arrested in Miami on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest after a late-night party.

Tomic said a lack of motivation was the problem.

"It's a roller coaster, and I just can't seem to find the commitment to work hard, to enjoy, and to lift trophies," he said. "Maybe I have to look at a few things, maybe play less tournaments. The last two years, nothing motivates."

One person on Twitter was so upset about Tomic's defeat on Tuesday he called on him to be deported from Australia.

"That's his opinion. I'm sure he's on the computer somewhere making $50 an hour," Tomic said. "I'm going to play another 10 years, and I know after my career I won't have to work again."


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Video: Tomic Halle 2017 Hot Shot

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Video: Tomic Halle 2017 Hot Shot

Watch as Bernard Tomic fires a one-handed backhand down the line at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle 2017.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Video: Dominic Thiem vs Bernard Tomic Highlights Roland Garros 2017

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Video: Dominic Thiem vs Bernard Tomic Highlights Roland Garros 2017

Enjoy first round highlights from the match between Dominic Thiem vs Bernard Tomic in Roland Garros...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Video: Bernard Tomic Australian Open press conference (3R)

Video: Bernard Tomic Australian Open press conference (3R)

Bernard Tomic speaks to the media following his third-round Australian Open loss to Dan Evans.

Video: Training Day with Bernard Tomic | Australian Open 2017

Video: Training Day with Bernard Tomic | Australian Open 2017

Watch Australian Bernard Tomic on his training day at the Australian Open 2017.

Bernard Tomic Australian Open Interview Day 5 - January 20th 2017

Bernard Tomic Australian Open Interview Day 5 - January 20th 2017

Dan Evans def Bernard Tomic 7-5 7-6(2) 7-6(3)

Q. How do you sum that up?
BERNARD TOMIC: Well, it was an amazing match to be a part of. He was playing a high level. I was playing solid. I was trying to compete. Yeah, it was just a very tough three sets.

I have to give full credit to him because he deserved to win this match.

Q. You mentioned how important your first serve is to your game. How do you think your first serve was?
BERNARD TOMIC: I don't know. Do you know?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Video: Tomic Australian Open press conference (2R)

Video: Tomic Australian Open press conference (2R)

Bernard Tomic speaks following his second round win in the Australian Open 2017.